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Provision of time-critical livelihood-saving support in drought-affected areas of Puntland

Provision of time-critical livelihood-saving support in drought-affected areas of Puntland

Full title of the project:

Provision of time-critical livelihood-saving support in drought-affected areas of Puntland

Target areas:


USD 1 460 600
Project code:

To provide time-critical livelihood-saving support in drought-affected areas of Puntland through cash-for-work (CFW) interventions and emergency vaccination and treatment of livestock.

Key partners:

Three Non-governmental Organizations, Ministry of Environment, Wildlife and Tourism and Ministry of Livestock and Animal Husbandry.

Beneficiaries reached:

2 000 households with CFW activities and 33 397 households through livestock vaccination and treatment programme.

Activities implemented:
  • Provided a total of USD 451 679 in cash transfers to 2 000 extremely vulnerable households.
  • CFW beneficiaries rehabilitated 20 water catchments, providing additional water storage capacity of 71 300 m3 – enough to water over 32 502 animals for three months during the dry season.
  • WASH teams set up to manage rehabilitated infrastructure, and trained in operation, maintenance and management of the completed infrastructure during two half-day training sessions.
  • Formed 20 veterinary teams, comprising five members each, including veterinarians, veterinary assistants and para-veterinarians.
  • Provided refresher training to each team on vaccination procedures, as well as on data collection for disease surveillance and capturing beneficiary biodata.
  • DFID funding supported the vaccination of 1 335 872 goats against CCPP, belonging to 33 397 pastoral and agropastoral households.
  • Emergency supportive treatment benefited 333 973 animals (including sheep, goats, camel, cattle) belonging to the same households, which were treated against ecto- and endo-parasites, blood parasites and common bacterial infections upon clinical examination.
  • Procured and distributed 40 collapsible water tanks, which were placed in strategic watering points to water animals during the vaccination and treatment campaigns.
  • With the cash received, beneficiaries were able to buy food, minimizing adoption of negative coping mechanisms – post-distribution assessment showed 90 percent of households purchased food.
  • Rehabilitated productive infrastructure contributes to increasing the resilience of affected populations to future shocks such as drought as they can access water for the animals and for domestic use.
  • Approximately USD 53 million worth of livestock assets were protected, and therefore 160 305 litres of milk per day, enough to nourish 106 870 mothers and children in a day. Further, the intervention saved pastoral and agropastoral communities the cost of replacing animals in the case of a CCPP outbreak causing death of animals.